May 22

Updated: Player Principles in Spark RPG

I find more interesting ideas in indie RPGs than in their mainstream cousins. One example of this was Spark RPG by Jason Pitre. In the book, Jason included all sorts of helpful advice. Alongside the usual guidelines to GMs, Jason listed fascinating principles for Players.   Spark RPG Spark was designed by Jason Pitre, and …

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May 22

Countdown to UK Games Expo 2017: 2 Weeks

  Nearly there!   In less than two weeks, I return to UK Games Expo. UKGE 2017 is held near Birmingham, from 2nd to 4th of June.   Here is my review of last year’s UKGE Their website has further details about the 2017 event   This huge show, was a little overwhelming on my …

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May 21

Forgotten Scrolls 35: Week 198

  The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during my three-and-a-half years of blogging. Before the usual rummage through the dusty archives, I direct you to my regular guest post at Ennead Games. Here I reprint an old essay.   This article has been given a fresh edit, a little …

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May 21

Writing Goals, 21st May, 2017

  Hi Everyone,   No road trip this weekend, but I struggle to keep to my schedule. Sunday mornings are full of chores around the house and battling with the boys over homework. However any plan which requires the cooperation of the boys is doomed to failure.   So the homework is rolling on into …

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May 19

February ‘17 Carnival: Improv Encounters 9, No Contests

  The 2017 travelling RPG Blog Carnival is in full swing. The February host was the team at Tabletop Terrors, where they nominated a staple of RPG scenarios: the encounter.   This broad term gave me a lot to think about, and my initial essay needed to be broken up into this series. Thus, I …

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